The Boston Red Sox have committed to making the most of their recent games. From sitting at the bottom of divisional standings, the Red Sox have climbed to the second spot in the AL East Division.
In addition, they went from having a negative season record to a 42-32 mark. With intentions of remaining as a top team, the Red Sox are ready to face the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre tonight.
For the Blue Jays, the goal is quite like that of the Red Sox. The Blue Jays are now 41-32 in the AL East. That leaves Toronto just one win away from reaching the Red Sox. With an upcoming series against Boston, the Blue Jays might be set to go for the second spot of the division and attempt to chase after the lead.
Before their recent loss against their current rivals, the Red Sox had a seven-game win streak. That implies that Boston has done its deed to now stand in the second spot of the division standings.
Although that leaves the Red Sox 12 games behind the New York Yankees, they’re just one position behind the best team in the league. Still, with a recent loss to the Blue Jays, Boston must now focus on not letting go of their slight lead.
Rafael Devers has continued leading the Red Sox in batting this season. Devers is now standing with a .333 batting average and 17 home runs. Trevor Story has also added 51 runs batted in.
The Blue Jays have not been the most consistent in their recent performances. Still, they haven’t needed to do so. The Red Sox have had top performances, yet they have also not stood as a top rival for Toronto.
The Blue Jays are now 1-0 in the series. However, last night, it was Toronto that led the game to the very end with a 7-2 victory. The Blue Jays are now just one game away from tying Boston and two from taking second place in the division.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the Blue Jays’ main man on offense. Guerrero is now leading Toronto with 18 home runs and 45 runs batted in. In pitching, Alex Manoah leads the team with a 2.05 earned run average and nine wins.
Toronto is now chasing Boston and is a couple of steps away from surpassing their rivals. The Red Sox’s total has gone under in ten of their last 15 games against an AL rival. As for the Blue Jays, the total has gone over in seven of their previous eight games.
The Red Sox are stepping into Rogers Centre again with a 22-16 road record. As for the Blue Jays, a 22-14 home mark proved more than sufficient to surpass the Red Sox.
The Blue Jays are now fourth in the Majors with a .255 batting average and third overall with a .430 slugging percentage. They appear to have everything they need to pull their second straight win against Boston tonight.
Godds Pick/Prediction: The Blue Jays to win and the over hits.